My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
What Did You Like Best About The Grand Prix of Karting?
So if you attended last weekend, what did you like best about the Grand Prix of Karting?
Did You Know Quincy Has a New TV Station?
How many times have you heard someone say "Boy, I sure which they would air the old Gunsmoke and I Love Lucy shows on TV". Well someone finally has and it is part of Quincy's newest TV station?
Blues in The District Returns Tonight for Year #21
Friday night Coyote Bill will take to the gazebo stage to entertain the lawn chair and blanket toting music fans at Washington Park.
Kurt Warner is Making a Quincy Youngster’s Wish Come True
I had the opportunity to learn for the first time what the Western Illinois Dream Factory is all about thanks to Karla Hildebrand who spoke to the Exchange Club Friday afternoon. Apparently, retired NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner already knew.
Are School Safety Zones Still in Effect During The Summer?
Even if it is summer vacation time for most students, it is not for all students and those school safety zones still require you drive at 20 miles-per-hour or less.
The Big Dirt Dig is Rescheduled For This Saturday
The Big Dirt Dig has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
You Want to Be a Firefighter? Tri-Township is Hiring!
Chief Tom Bentley with the Tri-Township Fire Department is actively looking to hire people interested in joining their team.
Miss America Dropping Swimsuit & Evening Gown Competition
When you watch the Miss America Competition on ABC Television this coming September there will be something missing from past years. That something is the Swimsuit and Evening Gown competition.
Today is D-Day, a Day to Remember June 6, 1944
Today is June 6. It’s a day that Americans should never forget. It’s D-Day! On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
Quincy’s 4th of July Fireworks Returning to The Riverfront
The City of Quincy recently supported a city plan that includes more development and usage of the riverfront and I can’t think of a better place to hold the fireworks.